When Disney made its big announcement yesterday of when their streaming service Disney+ will debut, they revealed the first image of their Lady and the Tramp live-action remake along with it.
Pictured as the banner image of what the Disney+ home page interface will look like, the titular Lady and Tramp were shown for the first time. What makes it notable is that, well, that the dogs are real.
Foregoing the big budget Lion King approach where the animals are digitally animated from motion-capture performances, Disney’s live-action remake for Lady and the Tramp will be decidedly old school where real animals play the parts and are simply voiced by actors.
One can assume that digital effects will likely animate their mouths to some degree, along with other instances of anthropomorphizing, but don’t expect this straight-to-streaming effort to employ anything near the level of what Disney utilizes for its theatrical efforts.
Disney+ will launch later this year on November 12, 2019, and the new Lady and the Tramp — starring the voices of Tessa Thompson, Justin Theroux, Ashley Jensen, Janelle Monáe, Benedict Wong, and Sam Elliott — will be available to stream on Day One.